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PROGRAMS OF STUDY: ACCOUNTING

The School of Accounting offers a four-year accounting program leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and a fully integrated five-year accounting program leading to the Master of Accountancy (MACC) degree. The School also offers an accounting concentration for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) degree. The accounting profession affords individuals a large variety of opportunities in business. Graduates are found in numerous managerial positions since their accounting background offers them upward mobility in any business environment. Accounting also continues to be a field with one of the highest demands for graduates. To meet this demand, the curriculum provides a thorough education in the accounting discipline, together with a broad liberal arts and business background.


Accounting Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEAR
  • Course
  • BUSN 110
  • Computer Information Systems 110
  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Mathematics 125
  • Mathematics 222
  • Biological Science 101
  • Communication 101
  • Humanities Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • First Year Experience (FYE) 100**
  • TOTAL
  • ** Must be taken by all freshmen. May be counted as part of the Elective. May NOT use University Seminar 101 for degree credit.

  • Humanities Electives
    Literature (ENGL), Foreign Language (FLNG, FREN, GERM, SPAN), History (HIST), Communications (COMM), Philosophy (PHIL).
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 30
SOPHOMORE YEAR
  • Course
  • Accounting 201*
  • Accounting 202*
  • Business Law 255
  • Economics 201
  • Economics 202
  • Quantitative Analysis 233
  • Natural Science Elective**
  • Natural Sciene Elective**
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • TOTAL
  • *Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
  • Natural Science Elective
    3 hrs of BISC and 6 additional hours, with at least 3 of those hours in a physical science; courses do not need to be in sequence, but 6 hours must be in the same area (e.g 6 hours in CHEM)
  • Life Sciences - Biology (BISC)
    Physical Sciences - Chemistry (CHEM), Geology (GEOL), Physics (PHYS)
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
JUNIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Accounting 303*
  • Accounting 304*
  • Accounting 305*
  • Accounting 307*
  • Economics 312
  • Fine Arts
  • Business Communication 305 or English 303 or 336
  • Management 310
  • Marketing 300
  • Business 320
  • Elective
  • Total
  • *Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
  • Fine Arts: 3 hours of any classes in any of the areas listed here: Art (ART), Speech Theater (SPTH, Theatre (THTR), Music Applied, Private Lessons (MUPV), Music Ensemble (MUEV), Music General (MUGN), Music History and Literature (MUHS), Music Pedogogy, (MUPD), Music Theory (MUTH); or 3 hours of these specific classes: ARCH 211, ARCH 222, KINE 160, KINE 162, KINE 164, KINE 280
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 30
SENIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Accounting 308*
  • Accounting 413*
  • Accounting Elective*
  • Business 495
  • Computer Information Systems 310
  • Finance 318
  • Business Elective
  • Business Elective
  • International Business Elective**
  • Elective
  • Total
  • Business Electives: Any COB class not already required as a core business or major class; 3 hours may be at the 100 or 200-level; all others must be at the 300- or 400-level.
  • ** International Business Electives:
    Choose from ACCT 485, ECON 485, MGMT 485, MKTG 485
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
GRADUATE PROGRAM (MACC)
  • Course
  • Accounting 506 or 507
  • Accounting 508
  • Accounting 513
  • Accounting 521
  • Accounting Electives *
  • Accounting Electives $
  • Accounting Electives *
  • Directed Electives $$
  • Directed Electives **
  • Business Law 410
  • TOTAL
  • *Accounting 505 cannot be taken as an elective. Only two 400-level electives may be taken.
  • **Directed Electives chosen by student in consultation with faculty advisor from 500-level, non-accounting College of Business courses.
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30

 

Students pursuing the MACC/DBA degree may be provisionally admitted to the Graduate School at the completion of their junior year. Fifth year courses can be taken only after completion of the first four years and final admission to the graduate school has been attained. To be considered for admission to the graduate phase, students must meet established GPA requirements and submit an admission application with Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. Students and prospective students are advised of their obligation to secure from the Director's office program information and advice on meeting all program requirements.

Print an Accounting Curricula Sheet.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY LINKS:
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Masters of Accountancy (MACC)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Contact Information:

Director                                            
Dr. Andrea Drake
318.257.2822                     
adrake@latech.edu